The founder and leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Mr Kwasi Addae well known as Odike has called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to postpone upcoming general elections to 2021.

He opined that the continuous rise of Covid-19 positive cases in the country will not allow the EC to conduct a credible presidential and parliamentary elections for 2020.

Speaking in an interview with Daily Graphic in Kumasi, the founder of UPP said, the EC would find it difficult to adhere to its schedule timetable for effective and credible elections due to the current affairs of the state.

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“No one can tell me that looking at the rate of the infection spreading in the country, the pandemic will end very soon,” he said.

Mr Addae noted that the EC would still need more time to conduct credible elections even if the pandemic which has claimed over thousands lives around the globe is to end soon.

“The EC needs enough time to embark on public education before its intended registration exercise, attend to challenges from unqualified registrants, undertake exhibition of the voters register and then prepare for the main election on December 7.

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When asked what should be done to avert a constitutional crisis in the event the EC postpones the elections, Mr Addae said the constitution could be amended to deal with the situation, adding “protecting human lives must be the topmost priority.”

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